Danish Contributions to UNHCR
Denmark has entered a new five year agreement with UNHCR for the period 2022-2026, and is committed to continued flexible contributions, and support for sustainable solutions.
Denmark has consistently been a top donor to UNHCR. In 2021, it was the 7th biggest government donor and the 4th largest donor per capita.
Key facts about Denmark as a UNHCR donor
- During the Global Refugee Forum, Denmark pledged DKK 50 million per year in 2020 and 2021 for UNHCR’s development of innovative solutions.
- Denmark contributes DKK 50 million to UNHCR’s Emergency Reserve Fund at the start of every year.
- In 2021, Denmark contributed a total of USD 101 million to UNHCR, of which USD 34.6 million was unearmarked.
- Denmark provided rapid and urgent humanitarian support in response to the Afghanistan situation in 2021.
- Denmark’s thematic focus areas: Solutions and Innovation.
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Read more about the impact of Denmark’s contributions
Denmark’s support to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Uganda means new refugee arrivals can receive healthcare support, sanitation and a safe place to sleep.
The Nordic and Baltic countries responded fast in providing support, allowing UNHCR to provide both immediate and longer-term response to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
A new initiative, launched today, will substantially improve the way in which clean water is provided in refugee communities. Set up by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with generous funding from the Grundfos Foundation and the Danish and German governments, Project Flow...
Unearmarked funding from the Nordic countries helps UNHCR continue protecting and assisting Yemenis caught in one of the world’s largest but most underfunded crises.
For over four decades, Afghans have been forced to flee their homes and seek safety in neighboring Pakistan. With Danish funding, young refugees can receive an education and the future opportunities that come with it.
Vital contributions from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden helped UNHCR ensure winter assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan and other countries in the region.